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Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse.


Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse

There are many different side effects associated with drug abuse and when a person starts abusing them their whole demeanor starts to change. Below are 10 side effects of drug abuse. Erratic Changes in Behavior: One of the side effects to look for is newly developed erratic behavior. Drug abuse...

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Tips for Getting an Addict to Recognize They Need Treatment.


Tips for Getting an Addict to Recognize They Need Treatment

Always remember in order to help a person struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol you have to receive help and support yourself first, or you can't be successful in helping them see their need for change. The damaging effects of substance abuse don't just affect the addicted person, their...

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Mebaral Produces a Calming and Relaxing Effect Unless It's Abused.


Mebaral Produces a Calming and Relaxing Effect Unless It's Abused

Mebaral is in a category of drugs called barbiturates which are depressant medications that cause relaxation and drowsiness. Mephobarbital is the generic name for Mebaral which is a drug used to relieve tension and anxiety but is also prescribed to patients for controlling seizures. Mebaral...

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Alcohol's Stimulant Effects are the Opposite of Withdrawal.


Alcohol's Stimulant Effects are the Opposite of Withdrawal

When a person consumes alcohol it only takes about five minutes for it to start affecting the brain. Alcohol produces stimulant effects at first but it's actually a depressant. The stimulating effects begin to make a person more talkative, cheerful, less inhibited, more self-confident and relaxed....

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Short Term Effects of Cocaine Use.


Short Term Effects of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a very powerful stimulant that was extremely popular during the 80's and 90's and it's still a drug of abuse today even though it's not one of the most commonly abused among young people. Because the effects of cocaine are very intense and the drug is so addictive, repeated use can lead...

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Exercise Bulimia-Purging Through Excessive Exercising .


Exercise Bulimia-Purging Through Excessive Exercising

Bulimia nervosa is a very serious eating disorder which involves frequent periods of consuming large amounts of food (binging), that's followed by purging to prevent gaining weight. Some people with bulimia nervosa abuse laxatives also for the same reason or as an alternative to self-induced...

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Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse.


Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse

If you're finding it hard to stop drinking or using drugs even though may have received help for your addiction, you could be suffering from a mental health condition that's gone undiagnosed or that isn't being treated. Many substance abuse programs provide individual mental health evaluations...

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Narcotic Painkiller Symptoms of Overdose .


Narcotic Painkiller Symptoms of Overdose

Most people don't realize there are almost 15,000 overdose deaths yearly that involve prescription pain relievers. Today, painkillers are one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States and have been for quite some time. Back in 2008 the number of overdose deaths involving powerful...

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Signs You Are Addicted To Adderall.


Signs You Are Addicted To Adderall

Adderall is a prescription medication used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactive disorder. This medication is a stimulant. However, for people who suffer from ADHD, this medication does not have stimulating effects when taken properly under the supervision of a physician. Like many...

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Have You Developed Coping Skills to Avoid an Addiction Relapse?.


Have You Developed Coping Skills to Avoid an Addiction Relapse?

Obtaining helpful and effective coping skills during recovery from any addiction makes a huge difference in preventing a setback or relapse as often referred to. A relapse can easily occur during early recovery from addiction but can also take place years down the road if a person hasn't learned...

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